Man Dead After Standoff With Police

By Julie Tam
|  Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011  |  Updated 9:15 AM CDT
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Man Dead After Standoff With Police

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Man opened fire on police with military-grade assault rifle.

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A man is dead after an all-night standoff with police in far north Fort Worth. 
 
Overnight Tuesday, the man's pickup truck crashed into the front of a house on Slay Drive near Eagle Mountain Lake.

The people inside the home were uninjured and the driver of the truck was nowhere to be found.

Nearby, officers found the 32-year-old truck driver's mother outside her home. She said she was looking for medical help for her son, who refused to come outside for help after being injured in the crash.
 
It was then that someone from the direction of the house began firing shots at an unoccupied Sheriff's Deputy patrol car parked down the hill.  Officers retreated back to a defensive position and tried for hours to get the man to come out of the house, but were unsuccessful.

At about 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, officers went into the house and found the man's dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound with a military-grade assault rifle nearby.

Investigators said they may never know whether the man crashed into the house intentionally or not and why he opened fire on police officers. 

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